The LA Union Station tunnel where
comutters come and go to catch the trains received dozens of protesters today at approximately 4 o’ clock, blasting through the usually silent space with megaphones and drums that stopped many commuters on their tracks to watch and listen to their plight.
A banner displayed read “Take Back LA” and many of the protesters held signs that read “No 710.”
The protest is about the extension of the 710 as a tunnel to join with the 210, which is part of measure R. According to EverythingLongBeach.com: “The I-710 south from the
Pomona Freeway (SR-60) to the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach will involve a freeway
widening and possibly a separate freight corridor that could be tolled.The 710 north gap closure between the I-10 and the I-210 would complete the natural goods corridor that was begun several decades ago. Metro has been holding a series of conversations and outreach with the community, in an effort to collect ideas on best options.”
Apparently those conversations have incited some disagreements, as evidenced by today’s protest.